Scena 5

Advanced PVR-ready HD Terrestrial Receiver

IDL5540 T

Item: 3852

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The IDL5540T is an advanced Terrestrial multiformat High-Definition Set-top Box. Uncompromising in its ability to deliver exceptional audiovisual quality, this receiver is packed with support for the latest digital TV and home entertainment standards including MPEG2, MPEG4/AVC and Dolby Digital, HDMI (with HDCP) connection and playback of the popular XViD, MP3 and JPEG formats over USB2.0. The IDL5540T supports watching High-Definition or Standard-Definition programmes at the best possible quality and feature an auto setup wizard that makes it easy for you to configure, use and connect to the latest display technologies. In addition, the products can output High Definition content to a HDMI display and simultaneously output a re-formatted Standard-Definition to a second TV or VCR. The IDL5540T is PVR-ready and provides enhanced recording and library capabilities when used with an external USB2.0 Hard-Drive.

The unique design allows vertical or horizontal mounting and integrates with the latest trends in home audiovisual equipment.    


Additional Features

• Full HD support 6000 TV/Radio Channels

• 10 digit VFD  

• Electronic Program Guide (7-Days EPG)

• JPEG & MP3 playback

• Multilingual display system (inc. Russian & Nordic)

• Parental Lock

• Wide screen support 16:9, 4:3 and Letterbox  

• Subtitles & Teletext Sleep Timer  


*Mass storage device required (not included).

**Ethernet is an option and not provided in all models

Product Specifications


General information

High Speed Data interfaces

High Definition and Standard Definition compatible

USB2.0 High Speed Host port

PVR ready

Software Upgrade

File sharing over home networks (Optional)

Download Through RS-232, USB or Ethernet

CI slots: 2, DVB-CI compliant

OTA Download (ASTRA 19.2?E)

CA slots: 1 (Conax optional)


Number of channels: 6000

Rear panel Interfaces

Number of favorite list: 8


Input connector: IEC169-2, Socket (F-connector for Satellite front end)

Loop Through Output connector: IEC169-2, Plug

EPG: Extended electronic program guide 7-days based on SI information

TV SCART connector:

CVBS (input & output), RGB/YUV (output)

L&R Audio (input & output)

S-Video (output)

Fast Blancking (output)

Slow Blancking (output)

JPEG and MP3 decoding

VCR SCART connector:

CVBS (input & output), RGB (input)

L&R Audio (input & output)

S-Video (output)


Digital Audio SPDIF: 1 * Coaxial, 1 * Optical

Terrestrial Front-End


Input connector: IEC169-2, Socket

YPbPr (component video)

Loop Through Output connector: IEC169-2, Plug


Input frequency range: VHF, UHF - 177.5 ~ 858 MHz

USB host socket (Type A)

Modulation type: QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM

Ethernet RJ45 (Optional)

Channel Bandwidth: 7, 8 MHz

Serial Port: RS-232C (Female, DB-9)

Nordig compliant

Blucom antenna (optional)

Antenna Power: 5V@30mA nominal with overload current protection



Front panel


Standby, Channel up and Channel down buttons


10 digit VFD display

MPEG2, MPEG4/AVC decoder / Clock: 266MHz

1 Standby LED Indicator

Flash memory: 16 MB

1 IR Sensor

System memory: 64MB

2 CI Slots

Video memory: 64 MB

USB: host socket (Type A)



Video decoding

Power requirements

Data speed MPEG2 MP@HL, MP@ML, MPEG4 AVC high profile level 4.1

Mains input voltage: 90 to 260 V~

Max resolution 1920 x 1080

Mains input frequency: 50 / 60 Hz

Supported resolutions 1080i, 720p, 576p,Standard PAL

Power consumption: Max: 37W

Aspect ratio: 4:3 and 16:9, Automatic adjustment for 16:9 TV sets, Letter Box supported


Physical Specification

Audio decoding

Size (W * H * D): 280 * 45 * 190

Mono, Dual channel, Stereo, Joint Stereo, MPEG1, MPEG2,mp3

Operating temperature: +5?C to +40?C

Digital Audio - via S/PDIF interface (coaxial and optical): Dolby Digital passthrough PCM data output

Storage temperature: -20?C to +60?C


Serial Port


RS232C: Transfer rate 115,200 bps

Remote Control unit


Batteries: 2 x AAA


Users Manual: English, German, French, Turkish, Dutch


A/V Cable:1 SCART to SCART cable, 1 HDMI cable (option)


Stands for vertical mounting




Regulatory compliance


Compliant to CE:

89/336/EEC (EMC)

73/23/EEC (low voltage directive)


89/336/EEC (EMC)


ROHS compliant


Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of content can be played on Scena 5?

Supported files:

? HDTV content (up to 1080i)

? MPEG2 and MPEG4 (H.264,VC1), as live stream from satellite and also from other sources

? DIVX (>DIVX3) and XVID

? MP3 (VBR supported)

? M3U, playback and navigation inside the playlist

? DVD structure, information will be read from IFO file, support multiple audio tracks

? JPEG slideshow (progressive JPEG not supported), pictures can be zoomed and rotated

File extension:

Movie files: TS, TRP, AVI, IFO

Audio files: MP3, M3U

Picture: JPEG

Supported file system: FAT16, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3

Playback of the files cannot be guaranteed, maybe more files are supported by future updates.

What resolutions are supported by Scena 5?

The box can down/up scale any content to 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p or 1080i

Which USB sticks and drives have been tested with Scena 5?

Please refer to the SCENA 5 supported USB brands 2.0 notice document available in the Product support tab in this product page and in the support section

Scart works fine, but no picture on YUV (Component) output

Check if:

  • The YUV cable is not broken and working
  • TV is set to the right input (consult TV user manual)
  • All three connectors are properly connected to the right inputs
  • Make sure TV supports the resolution which is set on the box, use ?V format? button to switch the resolution.

Otherwise it is probably caused by the limitation of the chipset, you can not have YUV and RGB at the same time. Set TV Scart output to CVBS or S-Video in order to have YUV signal available.

Scart works fine, but no picture on HDMI output

Check if:

  • The HDMI cable is not broken and working
  • TV is set to the right input (consult TV user manual)
  • Make sure TV supports the resolution which is set on the box, use ?V format? button to switch the resolution
  • Make sure that your TV supports HDCP

Good picture, but no sound on HDMI

In case of no sound make sure that your TV is able to decode AC3 bit stream, if not open the ?Audio/Video Setting? Menu and change ?Digital Audio Out? to ?Stereo?

Why only one USB port is working on Scena5?

Only one USB port can be accessed simultaneously, so within the menu there is an option to switch between the USB ports. Menu -> Settings -> User Preferences Scroll down until you find option ?active USB port? and set it to the output you prefer.

Can Scena 5 operate external storage device with more then one partition?

Yes, but all partitions has to be formatted as FAT16/32 or EXT2/3, otherwise Scena 3/5 can not access all the partitions.

How can Scena 5 record a movie bigger then 4GB, by using FAT32 file system?

Files are split automatically when reaching 2GB. There is no dropout and no new file on the hard drive, we have integrated a smart solution to make the box easy to use.